PARINAMA Shanghai Open 2013

The Parinama Shanghai Open

For immediate release, Shanghai to host the ultimate Ballroom and Latin Dance Showcase on November 2, 2013, at the Shanghai Expo Center

Shanghai - The Inaugural Parinama Shanghai Open – an international Ballroom and Latin dance showcase – will be held November 2, 2013, at the magnificent Shanghai Expo Center. Over 300 elite dance couples from all over China and the world have been invited to compete in what will be one of the largest annual dance competitions in Asia.

The Parinama Shanghai Open will showcase the talents of both local and international couples in the Standard and Latin dances. There will be three different levels of competition, including International Amateur Open, International Professional Open, and Asian Professional Closed. RMB 2 million (USD 300,000) in cash prizes will be awarded to the top twelve couples in each category. There will also be friendly competition events for professional-amateur (Pro/Am) pairings.

“The Shanghai Open will be one of the premier dance competitions in Asia,” says Parinama founder Diana Kuan. “It reflects our commitment to raising the standard and profile of dance culture in China, and creating a platform for artistic exchange between East and West. We are dedicated to making this a first class event that is open to the world. We invite dancers of all backgrounds, ages and abilities to participate.”

The competition will be enhanced by the attendance of Arunas Bizokas and Katusha Demidova, the reigning International, UK, and British Professional Ballroom Champions, as well as World and International Latin Champions Michael Malitowski and Joanna Leunis. It will also feature an international panel of respected and seasoned adjudicators including WDC Honorary President Robin Short, Marcus Hilton, Espen Salberg, and Sergey Ryupin. These competitors and judges possess the highest recognized qualifications in their respective styles of dance.

Following the day-long competition, guests will enjoy a black-tie cocktail reception and sumptuous gala dinner. The festivities will conclude with spectacular performances from the champions, and the final awards ceremony. For enquiries regarding gala dinner tickets and corporate branded tables, please contact Sammi Song at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Spectators are also welcome to attend the event at any time throughout the day. The cost of admission is RMB200 pre-sale or RMB 300 at the door. VIP admission is available at the cost of RMB 500, and includes access to exclusive lounges with unlimited champagne and refreshments.

The deadline for entry is October 10, 2013. For more information or to request an entry form please visit our website at www.shanghaiopen.org..

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